Jessica L. writes: I have come across a coin that is, on one side the word pennia, the number 20 and a tree and on the other side, the date 1965, a lion with a sword and the phrase soumen tasavalta. What is it and is it worth anything?
You have a 1965 Finland 20 Pennia (100 pennia=1 Markka). More than 5.7 million pieces were struck in 1965. The coin is still current though not made since 1990. It has been replaced by a 25 pennia. A Finnish Markka is 15 cents in U.S. dollars making 20 pennia worth about 3 cents.